Le Vacherin
Le Vacherin

Le Vacherin

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.levacherin.com/
  • Phone: 02087422121x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:Tuesday- Saturday 12:00PM - 3:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 6:00PM - 10:30PM, Friday - Saturday 6:00PM - 11:00PM, Sunday 6:00PM - 10:00PM, Breakfast always available from 8am to 11 am on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Malcolm John
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Why not choose Le Vacherin for your party or function.
  • Private Party Contact: Marco Cristaldi 02087422121

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Tube: Chiswick Park (284 yards) District Line - Turnham Green (820 yards) District or Piccadilly Line
    Acton Town (1.1 mile) District or Piccadilly Line
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Le Vacherin
Le Vacherin is a Classic French bistro with a Parisian style, serving regional dishes. The restaurant caters for 72 covers, with a private room if required providing for parties of any number.
It is a non-smoking restaurant and welcomes children.
It currently holds two rosettes, it has been voted by Zagat 2014 as 5th best French bistro in London
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasions
Le Vacherin reviews from OpenTable diners
134 reviews since 21 May 2014
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.8
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (82)romance (70)fit for foodies (51)business meals (38)sunday lunch (26)outstanding value (14)group bookings (11)brunch (10)good vegetarian options (5)pre/post theatre (4)afternoon tea (2)child friendly (1)disabled access (1)Show More
  • Too child friendly
    ZintinW4
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I had dinner here with a friend a few days ago. My meal was spoilt by a family with two very small children, the smallest of whom was two. Screaming, tantrums, etc lasted an hour. After the meal I e-mailed the restaurant asking if they had considered changing their policy, given that this is a silver service, top of the range restaurant. The response was at best indifferent. 'We are sorry that your visit was spoilt by a screaming child. We are a local restaurant who welcomes families to dine in our establishment. Whilst their visit we always advise parents to monitor their children’s behaviour so it would not disturb other diners'. Ignoring the lack,of coherence it seems that the policy is basically 'lump it or leave'. I won't be back.
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  • Basic dish a let down
    Biri
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Chateaubriand was ordered medium/rare. Delivered as medium/well done. Surely they should be able to get this right. Second time we've been there and second time its been a let down. We wont be returning which is a shame because it's our local restaurant.
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  • Fantastic food as always!
    Harri
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Since we started eating her a few years ago the set menu has been dumbed down slightly however the food and service is always fantastic. Ideal for a special occasion!
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Wonderful Sunday lunch
    Zach
    Dined on 17/8/2014
    Haven't been here for quite a long time but suddenly remembered it and booked for Sunday lunch. They offer a set menu with plenty of choices. My family were pretty consistent all opting for the mussels, followed by plaice and creme brûlée. I chose the Eggs Benedict followed by the pig cheek and then the summer fruit sorbet. Every dish was excellent and everybody agreed it was one of the nicest meals they had had. The set menu was well priced at £25 per person for 3 courses, though we did opt for extra veggies and chose a lovely organic Aglianico from the good wine list. All-in £200 including coffee and service. Happy family!
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    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb meal
    Breeeeg
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Classic French cooking done to a high degree and with minimal fuss. Attentive staff and smooth service. Only slightly downside is the fact that the tables seem very close to each other.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Amazing Food!
    Sads
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    I found this restaurant over a year ago and each time I return I'm so impressed with the service and food. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    MahLo
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    This is a superb French restaurant in London! Great for celebrating special occasions. The food is simply cooked to perfection and the service is one of the best I've experienced in London so far.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Cuisine
    LoveMyFood
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I read online reviews and thought I would give this restaurant a try. Glad I did as the service was outstanding matched by the food.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, overattentive service
    SamuelAdams
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Having worked in Chiswick, Le Vacherin is high on my list of eateries in the area for both business dinners and more intimate dining. With an extensive wine list and varied food menu there is always something to suit all diners. This meal (where I had veal and my partner the pork shoulder) was delicious and well presented and followed by a superb chocolate fondant. The Sancerre went down very well too. The only thing I can possibly criticize is the perhaps overenthusiastic wait staff. I am not a slow eater but would rather be given a chance to catch my breath before each plate is whisked away. Overall though, Le Vacherin remains my favourite dining spot in Chiswick and I will be trying out their other venues soon.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food good service
    eatinpeace
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    We enjoyed our meal very much. We chose this very last minute looking at the Opentable listings and we fancied the £25 lobster special. What a lovely restaurant, proper French cooking. I would definitely add this to my list of places to go.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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  • GONE DOWNHILL
    ZACSTER
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    DECOR A BIT WORN, FLIES AT THE TABLE, SERVICE IRRITATINGLY ATTENTIVE, FOOD OK
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  • Ladies' Lunch
    Lavoisier
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    We enjoyed a very good lunch last Thursday at Le Vacherin. I started with the English asparagus with poached egg and hollandaise followed by the steak and finished with the strawberry pavlova. Excellent value for the set menu.
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    business meals, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should be a Michelin star.
    Michelinplus
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Le Vacherin is always spectacular,and this was no exception. They are the equal of the three restaurants in the area that have a Michelin star. It is obviously French cooking,and of the highest standard. And the wine list is equivalent.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Outstanding Dining.
    Rebecca
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    Everything about this place is superb. I booked a table for two for a birthday dinner and it was so perfect. The interior is beautiful and very authentic, the staff were so attentive without being too intrusive and the welcome we had was warm and genuine. The food was of excellent quality and the portions were just right. I highly recommend the scallops. The overall ambience of the place makes this an ideal venue for special occasions and I would certainly return here.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful steak!
    gudfud
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We took advantage of the 3 course special menu with a glass of Cremant - I was concerned the menu might be too restricted but it was not and we both felt it provided a good choice. My husband, who is not easily pleased, was very complimentary about his steak which did look lovely. The staff were very efficient and attentive, there was a good wine list with the option of buying a carafe rather than a whole bottle. Overall a lovely evening and good value.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Great value
    maudlaurency
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    We enjoyed dining at Le Vacherin as the food is amazing and the Steak Out offer on Tuesday is extremely great value.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Delicious evening
    Trulyafoody
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    Walked in, and felt very welcome, despite having a bargain booking. Delightful and attentive staff, who made us feel very very welcome. Wondeful, 3 course meal and well worth the money Will return again, to try the full menu
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  • Le Vacherin
    Anon
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    I was at Le Vacherin for a Saturday lunch with 4 other friends. We were pleased to find that the good valued set menu still gave a great selection, and everything we ordered was cooked to perfection. Service was attentive and not intrusive. Will definitely be back.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day lunch
    YumYum
    Dined on 15/6/2014
    We booked the Open Table deal for lunch but were informed a week before that we could only have the Father's Day lunch. The menu looked really good, so we stuck with the booking. We were very pleased we had. We chose oysters and cheese souffle to start and both were fantastic. For mains, the whole lobster and the cote de boeuf were worth the supplement. My only criticism would be lack of vegetables with the mains. We didn't realise until they came that there weren't any veg to speak of. Nevermind, we thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the level of service was just right, attentive but not too intrusive. We would definitely return.
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    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent
    Hermione
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    La Vacherin was really enjoyable. The food was tasty and the wine list was good. We did the OpenTable deal and the choice from the reduced menu was fine and made the whole evening great value for money. We would definitely go there again.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paris in Chiswick
    TrashMoccasinsFineDine
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Professional service reminiscent of a time gone by. France is easily imagined when dining at Le Vacherin. Excellent food. Artistic presentation. Cosy interior with views across the park.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Omnivore
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    A wonderful restaurant with outstanding food. We went on a Sunday night and it was a bit quiet but the attention to detail and the great service made up for it. Two people at our table had the rabbit which was to die for. I had the Guinea Fowl which was fantastic. We will definitely be going back...
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • JC on Saturday dinner
    Jimmycontra
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The special offer was good value for money but we're not too pleased with the service. It was slow n a bit grudgingly, the restaurant was full n the tables are a bit close. Had been there before but this time the food was not enjoyed so much as the service let it down. Parking is a bit difficult in the evenings . My friends also enjoyed the food but having to wait
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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  • Pleasant surprise.
    TrashMoccasinsFineDine
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Champs Elysees between Chiswick Park and Turnham Green Stations. Aproned staff. Crisp linens. Warm candles. Delicious food. Beautiful presentation. Friendly and professional waiters.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • We'll be back
    FabulousWoman
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    Le Vacherin had a typically French feel in an elegant, understated way. Service was attentive but not intrusive and the ambiance on a Saturday night was good. We took the £28 offer which provided us with plenty of choices my rabbit was delicious and my husband's steak tender and tasty. We were a bit overwhelmed by the extent of the wine list but our Argentinian Malbec was good without breaking the bank. We will definitely eat here again.
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    business meals, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dunclure
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    Have visited many times over the years, standard never drops. A real resturant in a world of transient half baked chains
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    brunch, business meals, romance, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    PembsVIP
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    Very good food, fine service, nice buzzy atmosphere... A very good restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PJ77VIP
    Dined on 25/5/2014
    Having eaten here several times, I returned to have an early Sunday morning breakfast. Very tasty food and lovely fresh juices.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • good food, good evening
    Ria2012
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    We went as as a group of 4 on a Saturday evening for a catch-up meal and ate off the three courses for £28 menu. There was a good variety of food to choose from and it was all very tasty. Service was smooth - we never felt rushed and were one of the last tables to leave.
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  • Lovely dinner
    Toptablefan1VIP
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    Second time to this restaurant - still impressed with the quality of the food, will definitely visit again! Great service and lovely relaxing ambience
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    brunch, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TCT
    Beckstar
    Dined on 15/5/2014
    Wonderful food, well presented and amazing quality. The staff were friendly, professional and impeccably attentive without being ostentatious. Highly reccomend this restaurant never disappointed.
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    afternoon tea, business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Wonderful place
    Sads
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    I have come to this restaurant quite often now and each time I am impressed with the high standard of food and service. I am never disappointed and have this as one of my favourite places to go and take friends and family.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent French restaurant
    ChiswickDiner
    Dined on 27/4/2014
    We have had lunch at Le Vacherin a number of times over the years for special occasions, to take advantage of an offer, or just to enjoy the good food. This time a twice-baked cheese soufflé was excellent, so was rabbit.
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    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Good rather old fashioned
    RobertT
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Good rather old fashioned French food but rather a stuffy atmosphere and not very engaging service. Their website says it is a bistro ie moderately priced simple meals in an unpretentious setting-didnt feel like that at all.
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  • Using Toptable makes this
    eatwell
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Using Toptable makes this good value. Monday evening not the best night to get the usual atmosphere.
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  • Good v Surprisingly Good
    LM007
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Took my partner for his Birthday dinner. Great value - TopTable deal 3-courses £28. My cheese souffle was amazing and his steak was 9 out of 10. No music so it was a bit quiet but after a few wines it started to get more atmospheric. Overall a great find! Will go back for Toptable steak offer.
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  • Not up to the usual standard.
    Erissena
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I have dined at Le Vacherin many times and I've always wanted to return. Alas, no longer. We were there for lunch and though we had opted for the two-course prix-fixe menu, all the dishes we ordered are also on the menu à la carte and should presumably be of a similar standard. We ordered the chateaubriand (incurring a £15 supplement), a dish that I have had at least five times at Le Vacherin and which I have always looked forward to. This time however, I was bitterly disappointed. The only thing right with the dish was the rareness of the meat. Also, they now serve chips, not delicate pommes frites. Everything else was cold and the sauce béarnaise, congealed. We weren't charged the supplement but still! I hope this was a one-off.
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  • Chateaubland
    DissapointedDiner
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    You would think the French would know how to cook Chateaubriand, it appears not. Ours were not seasoned at all and virtually tasteless, I might as well have gone to Tesco and got one of their value cuts. Most of the menu (even though it was a Tuesday Lunchtime) was not available, and in the 15 minutes before ordering 3 updates (removals) were also given leaving the dinning choices extremely limited for what was supposed to be a very special occasion (my wifes 40th). The cutlery was dirty and had to be changed twice, and the glasses were chipped and again had to be replaced. Seemed popular with the locals, but this isn't a place I would recommend or every go to again. Very poor despite the good reviews.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Came here for my birthday
    mnky
    Dined on 31/3/2014
    Came here for my birthday with my boyfriend, and we had the toptable deal 3 courses with a glass of champagne for £28. What a great deal, the food is amazing, you feel like you're in France having a quiet romantic meal, the restaurant was pretty busy especially for a Monday night. Highly recommend to everyone. Lovely local spot in Chiswick. I tried snails for the first time too!
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, value and food
    Daniel
    Dined on 29/3/2014
    Le Vacherin ticks so many boxes. The food was great, the service impeccable and the ambiance great. Altogether good value and would certainly return.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.